The White House has just released salary information for all of Trump’s executive office staff. The 16-page document, outlining the salaries of the almost 400 people working in the White House, was today shared with Congress, per its requirement to do so since 1995.
Here are the annual salaries of key figures in Trump’s White House:
Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to the President: $179,700
Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff: $179,700
Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist: $179,700
Sean Spicer, Press Secretary: $179,700
Stephen Miller, Senior Policy Advisor: $179,700
Dan Scavino, Director of Social Media: $179,700
Hope Hicks, Director of Strategic Communications: $179,700
Omarosa Manigault, Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liason: $179,700
Don McGahn, Counsel to the President: $179,700
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Deputy Press Secretary: $165,000
Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist: $155,000
Stephanie Grisham, Director of Communications for the First Lady: $115,000
Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council: $30,000
Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President: $0
Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor: $0
Interestingly enough, Stephanie Grisham, the Director of Communications for the First Lady, who is paid a handsome $115,000 per year, not only has no public achievements to boast of, but, it would seem, no achievements whatsoever. The extent of Melania Trump’s contribution to this country has been plagiarizingMichelle Obama’s speech at the Republican National Convention and announcing a cyberbullying campaign that her own husband has made a mockery of.
Furthermore, while Ivanka does not receive a government salary, she has retained her ownership stake in her clothing and accessories business, and has gotten herself into hot water for promoting her brands – both directly and indirectly – through public channels. Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to the President, even touted Ivanka’s company during an interview with FOX News.
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say. I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody; you can find it online.”
As Trump has amassed the richest cabinet and executive office staff in U.S. history, it is no surprise that he is so unwilling to represent anyone other than the wealthiest Americans. One would think that a self-proclaimed “business genius” who hires the “best” people – at the enormous expense of the American taxpayer – would be able to keep its approval rating above the dismal mid-30s. If ever there was a clear sign of a failing “business,” this would be it./washingtonjournal.com/BY